It’s not going to be white Christmas here on the Outer Banks. Not much chance of that anyway, but the kids were probably all hoping against hope that it would come to pass.
Actually it’s a gray, rainy Christmas Eve, although Christmas day is looking better.
Christmas though has never been about the weather. It seems, rather, that it is a day filled with the giggles and laughter of children and families gathered together. It is a time to celebrate what is best about us, and hope that some small part of that will be kept in the coming year.
In that sense, we’re really no different than any other town or place anywhere that celebrates the holidays. We have our own traditions-but then everyone does-and there is comfort in that.
Here are some of the traditions worth noting for our visitors to the Outer Banks. The Poulos house on Ocean Acres Dr. in Kill Devil Hills has been putting on the most spectacular Christmas light display imaginable for 45 years. Hatteras clam chowder is simple, nourishing and perfect for a cold windy winter’s day. It’s already gone for this year but the tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and Duck should be on the must-see list for next year.
And there is this tradition that everyone here at the Joe Lamb family thinks is so important for all of us to remember-we wish everyone the very merriest of Christmases and a wonderful New Year.